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  • n. The ordinal form of the number seventy-nine, describing a person or thing in position number 79 of a sequence.
  • n. One of seventy-nine equal parts of a whole.


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  • Near his seventy-ninth birthday I got the call that my dad was in the hospital and not expected to live.

    The Gate Keepers of Death

  • On February 17, my seventy-ninth day at sea, and seven hundred miles from Antigua, my satellite phone failed, thus severing my only means of communicating with anyone on dry land.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • After several days of unconsciousness, he died very peacefully in his house on Drammensvej, opposite the Royal Gardens of Christiania, at half-past two in the afternoon of May 23, 1906, being in his seventy-ninth year.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • That is the very disturbing question that many Americans are nervously asking on this, the seventy-ninth anniversary of "Black Tuesday," the date of the Stock Market Crash, in October 1929.

    Robert S. McElvaine: "Black Tuesday" plus 79 Years

  • At the seventy-ninth tree on the left-hand side, the insolvent butcher hanged himself.

    The Book of Snobs

  • London on Saturday, the twenty-first day of December, when it was really Friday, the twentieth, the seventy-ninth day only from his departure?

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Hurriedly we piled gun-cotton against the piers, which were about five feet thick and twenty-five feet high; a good bridge, my seventy-ninth, and strategically most critical, since we were going to live opposite it at Umtaiye until Allenby came forward and relieved us.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He died on October 16, not quite having reached his seventy-ninth birthday.

    General Ike

  • We shot the twenty-third, the forty-seventh, the sixty-fourth and the seventy-ninth, All were shot on foot, three were killed in bush country to the west of the Serengeti and one on the plain itself.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • A U.S. military plane lost in the fog slammed into the seventy-ninth story of the Empire State Building, then the tallest building in New York.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2001


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